The Dalbello KR Lupo SP ID Ski Boots are the ultimate big mountain freeride tool with backcountry capability. The boot includes Dalbello s ski/hike mechanism on the back of the cuff, enabling you to tour and hike outside of the resort as you please. Even with walk mode, Dalbello s Cabrio Design Architecture and 130 flex tongue, the Lupo SP is still amazingly responsive on the way down. Designed for a narrower forefoot and ankle, the Dynalink Rearfoot Retention buckle technology keeps your heel locked down securely in the boot. For extra warmth and personalization, the boot also comes with a fully thermo-moldable I.D. Thermo Max Hike Liner.
Last: 98 mm – This performance fitting Cabrio Design Architecture last shape features precise tapering in rearfoot and achilles' zones with narrow forefoot volume. Dalbello’s most accurate and close fitting anatomic last shape features innovative Contour 4 fit technology.
Contour 4 Shell Fit – Contour 4 Technology is a revolutionary technological advance in performance ski boot fitting. The anatomical contours of the inside sidewalls of the boot-shell, as well as the innerboot lasts, are precisely “mapped” to the shape of the typical high performance skier’s foot. A little extra “space” is molded into the inside of the boot shell at 4 critical fit points: ankle, heel, 5th metatarsal, and navicular.
Flex: 130 – As stiff as a freeride boot gets; meant for expert skiers who know where they're going and intend on doing it quickly.
B and C Interchangeable Tongues – In addition to Dalbello's 'B' tongue with a flex of 130, the boot also comes with an interchangeable 'C' tongue, which is around 10-15 flex points softer.
I.D. (Intuition®/Dalbello) Thermo Max Hike Liner – Developed by Dalbello's R&D department in conjunction with Intuition® Sport Vancouver, I.D. Thermo Liners offer full-liner customization upon heat molding, even in the sole. The Thermo Max Hike Liner has a no-tongue overlapping cuff and is made from High Density Intuition® EVA foam. With a strong warmth to weight ratio, the Max Hike Liner offers balanced foothold and comfort while allowing for substantial touring/hiking movement.
Cabrio Design Architecture – Cabrio Design Architecture - Dalbello’s critically acclaimed, 3 Piece Cabrio Design architecture has been the cornerstone of their performance, all mountain, and freestyle models for more than a decade. This unique construction combines a 3 piece construction assembly - shell/cuff/tongue – that comfortably secures the foot and lower leg while optimizing smooth and progressive flexibility. Dalbello’s Cabrio models provide the ultimate in responsive performance to ski your best. Cabrio Design permits the use of stiffer and more rigid plastics in the lower shell. This strengthens the support around the foot and lower leg providing quick response and precise transfer of power to the ski edges. This design also prevents the lower shell from distorting and bulging as the boot flexes, making the boot more smooth and stable at high speeds and on irregular terrain.
Shell / Cuff / Tongue – PE (Polyether) / PU (Polyurethane) / PA (Polyamide)
Center Balanced "Rocker" Stance – Foot angle, cant angle, and cuff inclination engineered into the shell and cuff positions skiers in a balanced and centered stance for optimum dynamic performance.
Adjustable Twin Cuff Alignment – Permits skiers to align the lateral inclination of the upper cuff to the skier’s leg. Outside and inside hinge cuff alignment using 5mm hex tool, rotate the mechanism clockwise, or counterclockwise, to align boot cuff to desired position
Ski/Hike Mechanism – Thin, lightweight, and compact, this advanced "hike/ski" control combines extended range of hiking/walking motion with solid, sensitive and powerful ski control. Dalbello's Cabrio Design Architecture allows for a highly functional hike mode with no compromise in skiing performance.
-3 F Lite Aluminum Micro-Adjustable Buckles (1 Inverted) – Forefoot closure buckle above the instep is inverted and designed to close on the top of the boot shell, not on the side. The top closure positioning prevents buckle breakage and bending during rail slides, grinds, falls, and transitions.
-Dynalink Rearfoot Retention – Dynalink is an independently functioning heel/instep closure band assembly that secures the skier's foot in the middle and rearfoot sections of the ski boot. During boot flex, the Dynalink band does not permit the foot to slide forward or the heel to lift lifting inside the boot shell.
Power Strap: Velcro
Sole: Rubber Clad Hike Sole – Bi-injection polyurethane toes and heels and rubber arch clad provide durability, stability and traction while walking and climbing.
Replaceable Hy-Grip™ Rubber Toes and Heels
Ability Level: Advanced-Expert
Ski Boot Flex: Very Stiff
Flex Index: 130
Forefoot Width: 98 mm
Alpine Touring Mode: Yes
Number of Buckles: 3
Ski Awards: Powder Magazine Skier's Choice